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SCENE I.-The same.
Court within the Castle.
Enter Banguo and FLEANCE, and a Serrant, with a
torch before them.
Enter Macbeth, and a servant with a torch. Who's there?
Macb. A friend.
Ban. What, sir, not yet at rest? The king's a-bed : He bath been in unusual pleasure, and Sent forth great largess to your officers : This diamond he greets your wife withal, By the name of most kind hostess; and shut up In measureless content.
Macb. Being unprepar’d,
Our will became the servant to defect;
Bun. All's well.
Macb. I think not of them :
Ban. At your kind’st leisure.
Macb. If you shall cleave to my consent, --when 'tis, It shall make honour for you.
Ban. So I lose none,
Macb. Good repose, the while !
[Erit Banguo. Macb. Go, bid thy mistress, when my drink is ready, She strike upon the bell. Get thee to bed.
[Exit Servant. Is this a dagger, which I. see before me, The handle toward my hand : Come, let me clutch
Thou marshal'st me the way that I was going;
are made the fools o'the other senses,
[.A bell rings. I go, and it is done ; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell, That summons thee to heaven, or to hell. [Exit.
SCENE II. The same.
Enter Lady Macbeth.
made me bold :
What hath quench'd them, hath given me fire :
Hark!_Peace! It was the owl, that shriek'd; the fatal bellman, Which gives the stern’st good-night. He is about it: The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg’d
That death and nature do contend about them,
Macb. [Within.] Who's there ?-what, ho!
Lady M. Alack! I am afraid they have awak'd, And ’tis not done :—the attempt, and not the deed, Confounds us :-Hark !-I laid their daggers ready, He could not miss them.--Had he not resembled My father as he slept, I had done’t.—My husband !
Enter MACBETH. Macb. I have done the deed :-Didst thou not hear
a noise? Lady M. I heard the owl scream, and the crickels
Lady M. Donalbain.
[Looking on his hands. Lady M. A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.
Macb. There's one did laugh in his sleep, and one
cried, murder! That they did wake each other; I stood and heard
them : But they did say their prayers, and address’d them Again to sleep.
Lady M. There are two lodg’d together.
Macb. One cried, God bless us! and, Amen, the other; As they had seen me, with these hangman's hands. Listening their fear, I could not say, amen, When they did say, God bless us.
Lady M. Consider it not so deeply.
Macb. But wherefore could not I pronounce, amen? I had most need of blessing, and amen Stuck in my throat.
Lady M. These deeds must not be thought
Lady M. What do you mean?
Macb. Still it cried, Sleep no more! to all the house: Glamis hath murder'd sleep; and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more, Macbeth shull sleep no more ! Lady M. Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy
thane, You do unbend your strength, to think So brainsickly of things :-Go, get some water,